Mental mapping visualizes the imaginary maps people carry in their minds to navigate in geographic space. Sorin Matei has found an efficient way to make these maps visible and analyzable with quantitative methods.
Mental maps are colored by emotions and preconceptions, varying a good deal from the cartographic maps that represent the geographic space they cover.
Sorin Matei has developed a new method of visualizing mental maps, using computer technology (Geographic Information Systems). His method makes invisible mental maps into two and three dimensional graphics.
Geologic or social morphologies are replaced by social and emotional landscapes. These, just like physical space, can be seen as peaks and valleys, as plains and canyons.
LOCUS: SPACE, COMMUNICATION, COGNITION, SOCIETY is a peer reviewed journal in the process of launching. It will be soon opened for submissions.
Budapest, Hungary, Mental Mapping Conference: CALL FOR PAPERS
Sorin A Matei, 2003-2007